It’s good to have things to look forward to. For example: the weekend, seeing friends from out of town, a good vacation, heaven, blah blah blah. I think that one of the main reasons that I can usually stay so positive is because I always find something to look forward to, whether it’s little or big. People who have a hard time with this sometimes start negative habits just because it gives them something to look forward to.
I was thinking about this concept this morning as I dragged myself out of bed. There are certain things that make it a little bit easier on me to wake up at 4 a.m. For example, when my alarm goes off I look forward to a shower and eating breakfast. When I leave, I look forward to the nap I will get to take on the long bus ride to work. After I arrive at the hospital (20 minutes early every day), I look forward to the nap I will get to take sitting in a chair in the lobby. When it’s time to head up to the unit, I look forward to a cup of coffee. And if I can get that far, I can usually make it!
This post could become an essay on the power of hope, except that right now I am very much looking forward to going to sleep, and that is much more powerful than anything else at the moment. So, what are you currently looking forward to?